An Angel for May
Written by Melvin Burgess
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Award winning Melvin Burgess tells a gripping time-slip story shot through with mystery and a hint of the supernatural. Tam, furious with his own lot in life following his parents’ divorce, storms up to the ruined farm on the hill and finds himself suddenly at home on a working farm sometime in the past. Here he befriends May, a child damaged by her horrific experiences in the Second World War, and learns about love and tolerance. But, is he stuck forever?
An Angel for May by Melvin Burgess
Tam is unhappy at home and often takes refuge in the ruins of Thowt It Farm. But then one day he is transported back to the Second World War. Alone and afraid, he makes friends with May, who has been rescued from a bombed-out house. She tries to persuade him to stay at the farm, but Tam is afraid of being trapped in the past forever.
An atmospheric, eerie book Carnegie Medal judges
An intricate, moving tale The Observer
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Andersen Press Ltd
7th February 2013
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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